How annoying can it be when an error pops up when trying to restore your Windows system. Generally, System Restore which a recovery tool that is used to recover from system malfunctions and other issues. But in this case, we see that even System Restore runs into problems, which might be worrying to some of us. But don’t worry, it is very easy and simple to fix System Restore Error 0x80070005 on Windows.

System restore is an important feature in Windows 10 and on other versions of Windows OS that is designed to recover your system and restore data in case of an emergency.

If you see error messages such as “System Restore did not complete successfully” or Error 0x80070005, it means that the computer’s system files and settings weren’t reverted correctly. You might also get an error message such as:

“System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed.”

Some of the reasons for the error can be due to:

•  Corrupt System Protection Settings.
•  Corrupt System Files.
•  Use of Antivirus Software.
•  Virus and malware.

Now, let us see how we can fix System Restore Error 0x80070005 on Windows 10. Below are the 4 methods by which you can try to fix the error.

Firstly, It is recommended to disable your antivirus before starting the fix.

1. System Protection Settings

It is possible sometimes that System Protection Settings can get corrupted. Which can instigate errors like System Restore Error 0x80070005. To check System Protection Settings are correct or not, please follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1. Right-click on the Computer and choose Properties or use this URL on the File Explorer “Control Panel\System and Security\System”.

Step 2. After you are into the settings window, click on System Protection.

Step 3. Once, the System Protection opens up, see if your hard disk has the Protection column set to On or not.

Step 4. If the protection is set to off, then click on the hard disk and tap on the Configure button.

Step 5. Restart your PC and then try to restore and see if this fix works.

2. Re-enable System Restore Feature

Step 1. Press Windows + R key to open up the Run dialogue box.

Step 2. Then, type in services.msc and press Enter.

Step 3. Scroll down and see if the 3 services (i)Volume Shadow Copy (ii) Task Scheduler and (iii) Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider are running or not.

Step 4. If you don’t see running it in the status column, then click on it and select Start.

Step 5. Also, make sure to set the Startup Type for the services to Automatic. To do that right-click on the service and find the Startup option and select automatic.

Step 6. After performing all the steps, restart your PC and try System restore, and see if the above method has fixed the issues or not. Or else, please follow the remaining methods mentioned below.

3. Run a Clean Boot

Try this method if the above two mentioned above didn’t fix the issue:

Step 1. First, press Windows + R key to open the Run dialogue box.

Step 2. Then type in msconfig.exe and press Enter.

Step 3. Click on the General tab, and then uncheck Load startup items from Selective Startup.

Step 4. Then from the Services tab, on the bottom, you should see Hide all Microsoft services. Check or click on it and then click Disable all.

Step 5. After performing all the changes, restart your PC and try to restore your PC using System Restore.

4. Restoring Your System during Startup

This method is a Workaround to the normal System restore, without actually loading the Windows, you can restore your PC to a specific date. To do that please follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1. First, restart your PC.

Step 2. During the startup, press the shift key multiple times.

Step 3. Then from the displayed menu, select Troubleshoot.

Step 4. Then select Advanced Options.

Step 5. Finally, choose System Restore and leave the system to restore and boot up completely.

We hope after following the 4 methods mentioned in this article you have been able to fix System Restore Error 0x80070005. Please let us know how it went or leave us your feedback in the comment section below. Thank you.

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